The Graduate Division Office
Accreditations and Affiliations
Among the academic programs accredited by professional organizations is the College’s Physician Assistant Program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). In addition, the major program in Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society, and the Athletic Training Education Program (sports medicine) is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The William G. McGowan School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International (AACSB). The certification program for Reading Specialist and the certification program for Program Specialist, English as a Second Language (ESL), are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The programs in the Education Department are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The College is affiliated with the following professional organizations: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International; the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; the American Association of Higher Education; the American College of Health Care Executives; the American Library Association; the Association of American Colleges; the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges; the Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities; the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration; the National Catholic Education Association; the National Association of Colleges and Universities; the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities; the Pennsylvania Association of Graduate Schools; and the Pennsylvania State Education Association.
Philosophy of Graduate Programs
King's College seeks to train those individuals to make inquiring, effective, responsible action their ultimate aim by (a) providing a theoretical foundation in specialized fields of study, (b) by fostering their ability to obtain, understand and accurately assess information and ideas, to think critically and independently, and to speak and write intelligently and effectively, and (c) by developing their abilities to adapt to the increasing complexity and constant change of organizational life in a complex and competitive global environment.
King's College also seeks to offer high-quality education in specialized fields of study which not only enhance the student's technical background but also maintain a balance between the qualitative and quantitative methods, and the technical and socio-economic approaches to current issues.
Objectives of Graduate Programs
Graduate Honor Society
The King's College Alpha Epsilon Chapter of AEL was established in 1999. To be invited to apply for membership, graduate students must have completed a specific number of credits in their graduate program and place in the top 35% of that graduate program academically (GPA). Admission to membership is based on the student applicant's record of leadership, scholarship, research and service activities. Admission to membership is decided by the Graduate Policy Committee, whose members are the dean of graduate programs and the directors of the individual graduate programs.